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DukEngineer Magazine 2020

In this issue: Using CRISPR to Explore the Dark Genome, Privacy and Versatility in Machine Learning, New Master's Program in Financial Technology and more

Editor-in-chief: Sabrina Qi E'20

Faculty Innovation

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Illuminating the Dark Genome

Duke’s Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies shines brightly on the horizon

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Machine Learning Protecting Human Privacy

Duke Engineers are pioneering techniques to scan a person’s face while ignoring certain sensitive features that someone might not want their device to access

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Versatility of Machine Learning

David Carlson is helping colleagues across campus use machine learning in their own fields of expertise while removing the “black box” from the equation

The Undergraduate Experience

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Engineering 101: A Low-Cost Solution to Gastroschisis

Two teams of first-year engineers combine forces to find a solution for infants suffering from gastroschisis in low-resource settings

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Infinite Opportunities: Pratt Research Fellows

The Pratt Research Fellows program offers juniors the opportunity to pursue valuable research experience for three semesters and a summer

The Smart Home

Technology and Sustainability: Student Projects at the Smart Home

Each year, Duke Smart Home residents and club members develop and test a wide array of new projects and initiatives focused on sustainable living

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First-Year Students Learn to Thrive

The new zero-credit course 'Thrive' arms first-year students with tools to seamlessly transition into college, understand one another and realize resilience as a daily practice

Graduate Opportunities

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Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators: Developing a Unique Skillset in a Nontraditional Setting

DISI brings together small groups of graduate students who are interested in creating new solutions for pressing social issues

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Forward with FinTech: Duke’s Newest Engineering Master’s Program

With an increasing number of Pratt graduates entering the financial industry, the time is ripe for the new Master of Engineering in Financial Technology—or FinTech—program

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Finding Your Place in Research

Master's students stress the importance of doing homework on research labs before deciding to join one

Peering into Tomorrow

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GREENgineering: Duke Bleeds GREEN

Initiated by Dean Ravi Bellamkonda, GREENgineering is working toward a greener and more sustainable Pratt School of Engineering

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The Future of Data is Genetic Storage

DNA-based data storage carries one hundred million times more information per gram than modern disk drives